The third annual Barnstaple Marathon and Half-Marathon took place on Sunday, with more than 700 runners taking part.Perfect conditions greeted the runners, as they set off from Rock Park towards Fremington, before returning to town via the Tarka Trail. The second half of the marathon linked back up with the trail to go out to Velator before heading back through the marine base at Chivenor and ending at Rock Park. The first of the 204 competitors to cross the line in the marathon was Sam Tabberner, who completed the 26.2 mile run in 2hrs, 44mins and 43secs. Tabberner was followed by Gerry Hogg, who finished in 2hrs, 48mins, 46secs. Third place went to Mark Sains, who ran a time of 2hrs, 50mins and 26secs. The first female to cross the line was Mary Menon, who finished seventh overall with a time of 3hrs, 6mins and 2secs. Marie Faithfull was the second fastest female, with a time of 3hrs, 29mins and 57secs. Ilfracombe Running Clubs Becky Williamson was the third fastest lady, with a time of 3hrs, 30mins and 13secs. Carol Rattigan completed her 100th marathon in a time of 5hrs, 1min and 30secs. The full marathon results can be found on Chip Timing. More than 500 runners took part in the half-marathon element of the event. The first person to finish the 13.1 mile course was Torbays Simon Longthorpe in a time of 1hr, 13mins and 33secs. Launcestons Tim Robinson finished second, with a time of 1hr, 16mins and 53secs. Michal Lesniak was third, crossing the line after 1hr, 17mins and 24secs. Fastest female was Leigh James, who crossed the line 1hr, 27mins and 10 secs. North Devon Road Runner Alicia Leal was the second fastest of the ladies, with a time of 1hr, 34mins and 28secs. Hannah Astley was third fastest, completing the event in 1hr, 35mins and 44secs. The full half-marathon results can be found on Chip Timing.